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TSA’s Busiest Summer Ever Points to Advantages of Biometric Screening

TSA’s Busiest Summer Ever Points to Advantages of Biometric Screening

This year saw the busiest summer ever for the Transportation Security Administration, the organization has announced. Between the Memorial Day weekend and the Labor Day weekend, TSA checkpoints processed about 239 million travelers. The period saw 35 days during which over 2.4 million travelers were screened, with the busiest day having been the Friday before…

BIO-key’s TouchLock TSA Biometric Padlock for Luggage Unveiled at Travel Retail Expo

BIO-key’s TouchLock TSA Biometric Padlock for Luggage Unveiled at Travel Retail Expo

BIO-key‘s latest hardware products have made their debut at this week’s TFWA Duty Free & Travel Retail Global Summit in Cannes, France. The company’s retail travel partner, Travel Retail Distribution Group, has used the occasion to unveil its TouchLock TSA biometric padlock for luggage. The luggage padlocks follow the introduction of BIO-key’s standard-size biometric padlocks…

DHS, TSA Test Contactless Fingerprint Scanning at Atlanta, Denver Airports

DHS, TSA Test Contactless Fingerprint Scanning at Atlanta, Denver Airports

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (or “S&T”) is working with the Transportation Security Administration to trial contactless fingerprint scanning stations for traveler processing at airports. The tests began in June, and are taking place at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and Denver International Airport. They’re restricted to volunteers who have signed up…

TSA PreCheck Comes to Maryland MVAs

TSA PreCheck Comes to Maryland MVAs

A new partnership will allow Maryland residents to sign up for TSA PreCheck at their local Motor Vehicle Administration offices. MorphoTrust and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) have announced that IdentoGO services have come to MVA offices in Annapolis, Waldorf, and Salisbury, and that such services will arrive to Frederick,…

TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

The TSA has started testing out a biometric boarding system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Denver International Airport. The system is designed to replace travel documents with fingerprint scans, and launched as a pilot project today. Interested participants are being recruited from TSA PreCheck, a biometric pre-screening program aimed at helping participants to move…

Biometric Traveler Screening Program Gets 11 New Airline Partners

Biometric Traveler Screening Program Gets 11 New Airline Partners

The Transportation Security Administration has brought 11 additional airlines into the fold of the TSA PreCheck program. There are now 30 airlines participating in PreCheck, which uses biometric authentication to offer expedited security screening to participating travelers. The newest airlines to support the service are Aruba Airlines, Avianca, Boutique Airlines, Emirates, Key Lime Air, Miami Air…

Coast Guard Embraces Biometric Security Checks for High-Risk Scenarios

Coast Guard Embraces Biometric Security Checks for High-Risk Scenarios

The US Coast Guard has finally established its rules on credential inspection for maritime workers via the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is applauding it as a validation of the value of biometric security. The TWIC was first implemented in 2007, and more than 2 billion such cards…

IdentoGO Taking Appointments for Forthcoming PreCheck Enrollment Centers

IdentoGO Taking Appointments for Forthcoming PreCheck Enrollment Centers

Temporary IdentoGO enrollment centers in Houston and Minneapolis are scheduled to open August 23rd. They will remain open until the 27th. IdentoGO is now taking appointments for its forthcoming temporary enrollment centers in Houston and Minneapolis. It’s part of a larger effort to meet demand for enrollment in TSA PreCheck, the biometric pre-screening program available…

IdentoGO Announces Several New Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers

IdentoGO Announces Several New Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers

IdentoGO continues to roll out its temporary enrollment centers for TSA PreCheck. The aim is to get more people signed up for the pre-screening program enabling expedited, biometric passenger processing at participating airports. IdentoGO has seen rising interest in the program during this year’s busy travel season, and it opening its new temporary enrollment centers…

TSA Emphasizes Focus on ‘State-of-the-Art’ Tech in United Airlines Partnership

TSA Emphasizes Focus on ‘State-of-the-Art’ Tech in United Airlines Partnership

The TSA has announced that it’s working with United Airlines to install automated eGates at airports across the US the autumn. The organizations are aiming to start with 17 automated lanes at the Newark Liberty International Airport, with more to come soon after at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport. In…

TSA PreCheck Enrollment is Coming to the DMV

TSA PreCheck Enrollment is Coming to the DMV

Virginia residents will soon be able to enroll for TSA PreCheck at the DMV. It’s the product of a new partnership between MorphoTrust and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, which will work together to bring TSA PreCheck enrollment to nine DMV locations in the state by the end of the year, with a tenth…

Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers to Help Ease Travel Pressure with Biometrics

Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers to Help Ease Travel Pressure with Biometrics

IdentoGO is getting ready to open 14 temporary enrollment centers for TSA PreCheck, the biometric pre-screening program aimed at expediting passenger screening at airports. IdentoGO says the temporary facilities will be located close to major airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle. In a…

Delta Promotes Biometric Screening to Help Manage Airport Wait Times

Delta Promotes Biometric Screening to Help Manage Airport Wait Times

Delta Air Lines is promoting new efforts to improve passenger processing. Among them are staffing increases, opening new checkpoint lanes, and enabling expedited biometric passenger screening. The measures come as the US Transportation Security Administration struggles with long wait times at airports across the country. It’s a situation that is evidently of some concern to Delta…

MorphoTrust Highlights PreCheck as TSA Wait Time Solution

MorphoTrust Highlights PreCheck as TSA Wait Time Solution

The US Transportation Security Administration is seeking to improve the efficiency of airport security screening, and MorphoTrust USA is expanding its efforts with TSA PreCheck accordingly, the company says. TSA PreCheck is the expedited screening program based on biometric identification, and administrated by MorphoTrust. Individuals who enroll are essentially pre-cleared for security, with their fingerprints…

TSA PreCheck Enrollments Pass Two Million Mark

TSA PreCheck Enrollments Pass Two Million Mark

Over two million travelers have signed up for the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck program, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has announced. MorphoTrust, via its IdentoGo centers, is TSA PreCheck’s exclusive enrollment services provider. TSA PreCheck offers pre-screening services for travelers, enabling expedited security screening at participating airports. Travelers provide biographic and biometric data upon signing up at…

IdentoGO Hours Expanded for TSA PreCheck Enrollment

IdentoGO Hours Expanded for TSA PreCheck Enrollment

MorphoTrust USA (Safran)’s IdentoGO centers are expanding their hours of operation, the company has announced. It’s part of an effort to make it more convenient for Americans interested in enrolling in the TSA PreCheck program to get signed up. TSA PreCheck is, of course, the Transportation Security Administration’s pre-screening program for travelers interested in an expedited…

H&R Block to Offer TSA PreCheck Enrolment

H&R Block to Offer TSA PreCheck Enrolment

IdentoGO, the MorphoTrust USA division tasked with enrolling individuals into its TSA PreCheck program, has sealed a major new partnership that will significantly expand its number of enrollment centers across America. Going forward, enrollment services will be offered at H&R Block facilities in 27 states. TSA PreCheck is, of course, the passenger screening fast-tracking program…

MorphoTrust Extends IdentoGO Hours

MorphoTrust Extends IdentoGO Hours

The TSA PreCheck program could see an enrollment boost from expanded hours of operation at the administrating IdentoGO application centers. TSA PreCheck is, of course, an ambitious collaboration between America’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and MorphTrust USA (Safran) to fast-track passenger screening at airports via biometric identification. Individuals provide their IdentoGO enrollment centers, and after that…

PreCheck Convenience Offers Relief from Frustrations of Golf

PreCheck Convenience Offers Relief from Frustrations of Golf

MorphoTrust USA’s IdentoGO is hosting another sign-up event for the TSA PreCheck program. The company will be setting up a sign-up center at the PGA Constellation Senior Players Championship. TSA PreCheck is a program aiming to fast-track travelers through security screening at airports via biometric identification. Interested individuals enroll in advance in a process involving the…

IBIA Warns Against TSA PreCheck Changes

IBIA Warns Against TSA PreCheck Changes

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is revising its approach to its PreCheck program, and according to the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA), the changes under consideration would be changes for the worse. Essentially, the TSA appears to be considering moving away from its reliance on biometrics for PreCheck, which aims to securely expedite travelers through…

Nashville Band Signs Up for PreCheck at IdentoGO Party

Nashville Band Signs Up for PreCheck at IdentoGO Party

TSA PreCheck recently saw its millionth enrollment, and continues to open IdentoGO enrollment centers across the country for interested travelers. MorphoTrust’s IdentoGO hosted an open house at its Nashville office today in an effort to promote the TSA PreCheck program. As the company had promised, there was food and fun to be had, in addition…

IdentoGO Hosts Open House Party for TSA PreCheck

IdentoGO Hosts Open House Party for TSA PreCheck

MorphoTrust’s IdentoGO is hosting an open house at its Nashville office, inviting members of the public to come and enroll in TSA PreCheck. The event will feature live music, food including a free lunch for the first 50 guests, and passport photo services. The company’s TSA PreCheck program is, of course, the plane passenger fast-tracking initiative undertaken…

CLEAR Biometric Screening Coming to BWI Airport

CLEAR Biometric Screening Coming to BWI Airport

Biometric screening for passengers is coming to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Maryland, according to a Baltimore Sun article by Kevin Rector. The technology will be provided by CLEAR, a New York-based biometrics company. It’s part of the TSA’s Pre-Check program, which is meant to speed up the passenger screening process while maintaining a high…

MorphoTrust Celebrates One Million PreCheck Enrollments

MorphoTrust Celebrates One Million PreCheck Enrollments

Today, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced that it has enrolled over one million Americans in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) traveler screening program, PreCheck. MorphoTrust is the exclusive provider of biometric enrollment services for the TSA PreCheck program, and the one million mark is a major milestone for the company and the border control initiative. According…

TSA’s PreCheck Expansion Stalled By Privacy Concerns

TSA’s PreCheck Expansion Stalled By Privacy Concerns

In December 2014, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a request for proposals to private companies in an effort to expand its PreCheck advanced air passenger screening initiative. According to a recent Federal Times article by Amber Corrin, said proposal request was withdrawn earlier this month after privacy concerns had been leveled at areas…